Lindelani Through My Lens

Located in the East Rand of Johannesburg, along the road to Springs, Lindelani is a community that is easy to miss. Any news from Lindelani is often about the illegal mining activities some residents take part in, yet a visit to the community suggests that there are even more pressing issues to be addressed.

One of the two taps servicing the entire community.

One of the two taps servicing the entire community.

For most of the community's residents, heavy rains mean flooded yards and homes.

For most of the community’s residents, heavy rains mean flooded yards and homes.

According to residents, rainy seasons are dreaded in the community as it takes quite some time for the water in some homes and yards to subside.

According to residents, rainy seasons are dreaded in the community as it takes quite some time for the water in some homes and yards to subside.

This resident resorted to carpeting his yard to somewhat reduce the flooded conditions.

This resident resorted to carpeting his yard to somewhat reduce the flooded conditions.

Housing is but one of the community’s many concerns.

Housing is but one of the community’s many concerns.

A young learner on her way home from school.

A young learner on her way home from school.

A number of Lindelani residents have taken to farming on their land.

Despite the obvious problems in the community, a number of Lindelani residents have taken to farming which for some is also a means of earning an income.

Apart from farming, recycling is another activity undertaken by this elderly resident for survival. He prides himself in the veggies on his land, as well as the amounts of recyclable material he can often collect in a single day.

Apart from farming, recycling is another activity undertaken by this elderly resident for survival. He prides himself in the veggies on his land, as well as the amounts of recyclable material he can often collect in a single day.

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About Koketso Moeti

Mother. Campaigner. Political orphan. Blogger. Activator. Part time professional black. Liker of things. Lover of people. No sense of humour.